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SCCA/USAC F5000 Championship Round

Mosport Park, 20 Jun 1976

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Alan Jones Lola T332 [HU37] - Chevrolet V8
#64 Theodore Racing Hong Kong (see note 1)
40 52:25.883
112.53 mph
2 Jackie Oliver Shadow DN6B [3A] - Dodge V8
#0 Phoenix Racing
40 52:26.673
3 Teddy Pilette Lola T430 [HU1] - Chevrolet V8
#4 Racing Team V.D.S. (see note 2)
40 52:59.254
4 Danny Ongais Lola T332 [HU54] - Chevrolet V8
#63 Interscope Racing (see note 3)
40 53:10.672
5 Warwick Brown Lola T332C [HU55] - Chevrolet V8
#2 Bay Racing
40 53:15.614
6 Vern Schuppan Eagle 755 [01] - Chevrolet V8
#48 Jorgensteel Steel
39
7 Randy Lewis Lola T332 [HU39] - Chevrolet V8
#28 Wrangler (see note 4)
39
8 Brian Redman Lola T332C [HU56] - Chevrolet V8
#1 Boraxo Chaparral
39
9 Bob Lazier Lola T330/T332 [HU15] - Chevrolet V8
#34? [not on entry list] (see note 5)
38
10 John David Briggs Lola T332 [HU50] - Chevrolet V8
#71 Briggs & Fodge Racing Enterprises
(see note 6)
38
11 David E. 'Tuck' Thomas Lola T332 [HU38 (B)] - Chevrolet V8
#88 Lancer Stores
37
12 John Benton Lola T330 [HU26] - Chevrolet V8
#22 Formula Magazine (see note 7)
36
13 Horst Kroll Lola T300 [HU15] - Chevrolet V8
#37 Horst Kroll Racing
35
14 Eppie Wietzes Lola T400M [HU9] - Chevrolet V8
#94 Formula Racing Ltd (see note 8)
35
15 Bob Nagel Lola T332 [HU33] - Chevrolet V8
#75 Nagel Racing (see note 9)
32
16 Richard Shirey Lola T332C - Chevrolet V8
#74 Team Ad
31
17 Arlon J. Koops Lola T330 [HU20] - Chevrolet V8
#85 Solazore IV Ltd (see note 10)
Retired
18 Geoff Davie March "741" [73A/3(B)] - Chevrolet V8
#93? [not on entry list] (see note 11)
retired
19 Peter Gethin Chevron B37 [37-76-01] - Chevrolet V8
#3 Racing Team V.D.S. (see note 12)
Retired
20 Sam Posey Talon MR-1A - Chevrolet V8
#7 Evel Kneivel Racing Team
Retired
21 Bert Kuehne Lola T300 [HU10] - Chevrolet V8
#16 Skyline Leasing & Bert Kuehne
retired
22 Greg Hodges Eagle - Chevrolet V8
#49 Gregory Hodges/49'er Spec
Retired
23 Steve "Yogi" Behr Lola T330 [HU19] - AMC 304 ci Traco V8
#70? [not on entry list] (see note 13)
Retired
DNQH John Gunn Lola T332 [HU47] - Chevrolet V8
#39 Racing Consultants (see note 14)
Did not qualify from heats
(20th in Heat 1)
DNS Graham McRae Lola T332 [HU46] - Chevrolet V8
#6 Eddie Lewis Racing (see note 15)
Did not start
DNSC Bill Baker Lola T332 [HU41-2] - Chevrolet V8
#55 Barbara Baker (see note 16)
Did not start (crashed)
UNKE John Cannon March 73A/751 ["75AM"] - Chevrolet V8
#9 British American Racing
On entry list
UNKE Dick Messier Chevron B24/B28 - Chevrolet V8
#36 Richard Messier Motor Racing
On entry list
UNKE Gerre Payvis Lola T330 [HU19] - AMC 304 ci Traco V8
#47 Gerre Payvis (see note 17)
On entry list
UNKE Bruce Allison Lola T332 - Chevrolet V8
#62 Theodore Racing Hong Kong
On entry list

All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.

Heat 1 Laps Time Speed
1Jackie Oliver2027:00.074109.239 mph
2Brian Redman
3Alan Jones
4Sam Posey
5Teddy Pilette
6Warwick Brown
7Peter Gethin
8Vern Schuppan
9Eppie Wietzes
10Horst Kroll
11Bob Nagel
12John David Briggs
13David E. 'Tuck' Thomas
14Randy Lewis
15John Benton
16Bob Lazier
17Richard Shirey
18Arlon J. Koops
19Geoff Davie
20John Gunn
21Greg Hodges
22Bert Kuehne
23Steve "Yogi" Behr
24Danny OngaisRetired
Qualifying
1 Brian Redman (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332C [HU56] - Chevrolet V8 1:13.871
2 Alan Jones (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU37] - Chevrolet V8 1:13.975
3 Danny Ongais (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU54] - Chevrolet V8 1:14.771
4 Jackie Oliver (F5000) 5-litre Shadow DN6B [3A] - Dodge V8 1:14.801
5 Warwick Brown (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332C [HU55] - Chevrolet V8 1:15.949
6 Randy Lewis (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU39] - Chevrolet V8 1:16.156
7 Teddy Pilette (F5000) 5-litre Lola T430 [HU1] - Chevrolet V8 1:16.308
8 Sam Posey (F5000) 5-litre Talon MR-1A - Chevrolet V8 1:16.513
9 Peter Gethin (F5000) 5-litre Chevron B37 [37-76-01] - Chevrolet V8 1:17.227
10 John Gunn (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU47] - Chevrolet V8 1:18.193
11 Bob Nagel (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU33] - Chevrolet V8 1:19.359
12 John David Briggs (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU50] - Chevrolet V8 1:19.516
13 Horst Kroll (F5000) 5-litre Lola T300 [HU15] - Chevrolet V8 1:19.847
14 Bill Baker * (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU41-2] - Chevrolet V8 1:21.642
15 Bob Lazier (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330/T332 [HU15] - Chevrolet V8 1:22.778
16 John Benton (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU26] - Chevrolet V8 1:22.956
17 David E. 'Tuck' Thomas (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU38 (B)] - Chevrolet V8 1:23.022
18 Geoff Davie (F5000) 5-litre March "741" [73A/3(B)] - Chevrolet V8 1:25.153
19 Arlon J. Koops (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU20] - Chevrolet V8 1:25.612
20 Eppie Wietzes (F5000) 5-litre Lola T400M [HU9] - Chevrolet V8 1:26.147
21 Steve "Yogi" Behr (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU19] - AMC 304 ci Traco V8 1:28.546
22 Vern Schuppan (F5000) 5-litre Eagle 755 [01] - Chevrolet V8 No time
23 Graham McRae * (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU46] - Chevrolet V8 No time
24 Greg Hodges (F5000) 5-litre Eagle - Chevrolet V8 No time
25 Richard Shirey (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332C - Chevrolet V8 No time
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. Lola T332 [HU37] (Alan Jones): See full history: Lola T332 HU37.
  2. Lola T430 [HU1] (Teddy Pilette): VDS for Teddy Pilette US 1976 (6 races; best result 3rd at R3 Mosport Park 20 Jun); used as spare car to Brown's HU2 in Australian Internationals 1977 - Alan Hamilton (Australia): used as spare car; maybe Jon Davison's car Australian Gold Star 1977 (R1 Surfers Paradise 28 Aug 1977 only). Built up after Hamilton's crash at the 1978 Australian GP and raced by Alfredo Costanzo: Australian Gold Star 1978; Australian Internationals 1979 (won at Sandown Park, Adelaide, third at Surfers Paradise, fifth at Oran Park - WON CHAMPIONSHIP); Australian Gold Star 1979 (won at Sandown 9 Sep); Australian Gold Star 1980 (won at Sandown 14 Sep and Winton 26 Oct); Australian GP 1980 (4th) - Bob Minogue: Australian Gold Star 1981, Arco Graphic 1981/82. Minogue still holds several lap records in Australia, including the Sandown International circuit record for F5000, set on 2 Mar 1986 and the Historic F5000 record at Winton on 30 May 1993. Subsequently sold to Gavin Bain, then to Graham Cameron, who raced it at Historic Sandown in 2000. To David Abbott (Christchurch, NZ) by 2002, and raced in the F5000 Tasman Revival regularly from 2003 to 2008, when Abbott moved over to his newly rebuilt HU2. Then raced by Ken Smith in the series from 2008 to 2010.
  3. Lola T332 [HU54] (Danny Ongais): Thought to be the F5000 Lola T332 chassis bought by Interscope Racing for Danny Ongais to replace the car damaged by Ongais at Riverside 1975. Then the T332-spec spare car used by Ongais alongside his new T332C in the US series in 1976. The spare car was "comprehensively written off" in practice at Elkhart Lake but may well have been repaired. This is believed to be the car deposited in the Justice Brothers Museum some time between 1977 and 1980 by Ed O'Brien. It remained in the museum until 2010 when acquired by Ken Smith (Auckland, New Zealand), his chief crew Barry Miller and Phil Richardson. Raced in the 2011/12 F5000 Tasman Revival series but Smith crashed heavily at its second race. Rebuilt with a new monocoque, and raced in the series every season from 2012/13 to 2017/18.
  4. Lola T332 [HU39] (Randy Lewis): See full history: Lola T332 HU39.
  5. Lola T330/T332 [HU15] (Bob Lazier): See full history: Lola T330 HU15.
  6. Lola T332 [HU50] (John David Briggs): See full history: Lola T332 HU50.
  7. Lola T330 [HU26] (John Benton): See full history: Lola T330 HU26.
  8. Lola T400M [HU9] (Eppie Wietzes): New to Eppie Wietzes (Thornhill, Ontario) and raced in the SCCA/USAC F5000 Championship in 1975 and early 1976. Retained by Wietzes until 1986 and used as show car by Canadian Tyre in mid-1980's. Sold to Horst Kroll and converted to Can-Am Frissbee specification as "Frissbee KR4" for Can-Am 1986 and CAT in 1987. Retained by Kroll until sold to Glenn Richards (Auckland, New Zealand) in mid-2010. Raced by Reg Cook in the 2010/11 F5000 Tasman Revival series, and then by Richards in the series every season from 2013/14 to 2017/18. More information about Lola T400 HU9
  9. Lola T332 [HU33] (Bob Nagel): See full history: Lola T332 HU33.
  10. Lola T330 [HU20] (Arlon J. Koops): See full history: Lola T330 HU20.
  11. March "741" [73A/3(B)] (Geoff Davie): See full history: March 73A/3.
  12. Chevron B37 [37-76-01] (Peter Gethin): To VDS Racing and entered for Peter Gethin in the 1976 US F5000 series (also raced once by Teddy Pilette) and in the Rothmans series in Australia in early 1977. To Bruce Allison (Brisbane, Australia) and raced by him in the 1977 UK Group 8 Championship and in the Rothmans series again in Australia in early 1978. Then to Ivan Tighe (Brisbane) and raced in national Australian F5000 and in the International series in 1979. Raced by Tighe up to the end of F5000 in Australia in 1982 and retained by him until 2001. Then sold via Race Car Warehouse (Brighton, England) in early 2002 to Simon Hadfield (Shepshed, Leicestershire) and completely restored. Raced with great success by Hadfield in historic racing both in the UK and in Australia from 2004 to 2008. It has since been raced by guest drivers, including Tony Trimmer at Oulton Park in 2009, Marcus Pye at Oulton Park in 2010 and Ben Anderson at the 2012 Silverstone Classic. Sold in October 2014 to Neil Glover (Ansty, West Sussex).
  13. Lola T330 [HU19] (Steve "Yogi" Behr): See full history: Lola T330 HU19.
  14. Lola T332 [HU47] (John Gunn): See full history: Lola T332 HU47.
  15. Lola T332 [HU46] (Graham McRae): See full history: Lola T332 HU46.
  16. Lola T332 [HU41-2] (Bill Baker): See full history: Lola T332 HU41.
  17. Lola T330 [HU19] (Gerre Payvis): See full history: Lola T330 HU19.

Sources

The identification of individual cars in these results is based on the material presented elsewhere in this site and may in some cases contradict the organisers' original results.

1968 US information has been taken from SCCA results sheets with additional information from Autoweek race reports and from some entry lists. Thanks to David McKinney and Wolfgang Klopfer for providing these. Identifying the classes and model of some entries has proved very difficult so all new information would be welcomed.

1969-1971 US information has been collated by Chris Townsend using Autoweek reports. All comments, clarifications, corrections and additions are most welcome.

1972-1976 US information was originally collated by Wolfgang Klopfer, converted to database format by Dawn Harrison and checked by Jim Thurman and Don Capps. Wolfgang's main sources are Autoweek and individual SCCA results bulletins but Autosport, Autocourse and Road Racing Annual have also been consulted.

US SCCA Runoffs, Nationals and Regionals results were collated by Wolfgang Klopfer from Autoweek reports. These reports were usually very brief so the information on the majority of races is limited just to the identity of the FA class winner.

Some race programs have also been used for entry lists and other information. My thanks to Richard Coe for the generous contributions from his collection.

All comments, clarifications, corrections and additions are most welcome. Please email Allen if you can add anything.